Kathak sequence from ‘The Courtesans Of Bombay’
This is a short sequence about a girl from the Docu-drama “The Courtesans of Bombay” made by Merchant Ivory (1983). This scene shows a performance by one of the best women in the building performing traditional Kathak. It is a brilliant film for all dancers (in particular) to watch as it portrays the thriving business in Mumbai and how close it really is to Kathak. Saeed Jaffrey is an actor (best known for his work on Corrie) who plays the role of an infatuated customer / narrator. The dancer and her audience are, however, the genuine article.
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